I am so excited for tomorrow I'm off to Chelsea -- the Chelsea Flower Show -- THE flower show!!! Living in the Cotswolds for a month has been a life long dream and to have the Chelsea Flower Show fall into that month was just serendipitous!!!! So it's up early tomorrow as we go off to London . . .
When daisies pied and violets blue
And lady-smocks all silver white
And cuckoo-buds of yellow hue
Do paint the meadows with delight,
William Shakespeare, Love's Labor Lost
The gardens of William Shakespeare . . . the garden outside his birthplace -- one of those wonderful mixed borders that the English do so well . . .
And the border of New Place -- roped off because of a "dig" they were doing in the gardens.
An herb garden at the home of Shakespeare's daughter, Susannah and her husband -- an inspiration for Linderhof's herb gardens.
The mixed border at Hall's Croft (Susannah's house). Loved the focal point at the end of the garden.
We did tour all of the Stratford Shakespeare properties and unlike so many homes, no photos were allowed inside. The gardens, however, are another story and so we snapped away!!!!
And what a prelude to Chelsea!
After a day of tromping around Stratford, we decided on an easy dinner . . . and so we headed towards a favorite Chips shop in Bloxham . . . and
Dinner was paper packages of take away fish and chips!!! It's really good food!!!! (And a lot of food!!!)